Product Update - Valve
UPDATE 1.5 (all platforms unless noted)

NEW FEATURES
- New cinematic kill cameras for projectile weapons and spells
- New kill moves and animations for melee weapons
- Shadows on grass available (PC)
- Smithing skill increases now factor in the created item’s value
- Improved visual transition when going underwater
- Improved distance LOD transition for snowy landscapes

BUG FIXES
- General crash fixes and memory optimizations
- Fixed issue with Deflect Arrows perk not calculating properly
- In “A Cornered Rat,” the death of certain NPCs no longer blocks progression
- Fixed issue where Farkas would not give Companion’s quests properly
- Fixed crash when loading saves that rely on data that is no longer being loaded
- Followers sneak properly when player is sneaking
- Fixed issue with weapon racks not working properly in Proudspire Manor
- Arrows and other projectiles that were stuck in objects in the world now clean up properly
- Fixed issue where “Rescue Mission” was preventing “Taking Care of Business” from starting properly
- Fixed issue where certain NPCs would fail to become Thieves Guild fences
- Fixed issue in “Diplomatic Immunity” where killing all the guards in the Thalmor Embassy before starting the quest would break progress
- In “Hard Answers,” picking up the dwarven museum key after completing the quest, no longer restarts the quest
- Killing Viola before or after “Blood on the Ice” no longer blocks progression
- Fixed issue where Calixto would fail to die properly in “Blood on the Ice”
- In “Waking Nightmare” fixed occasional issue where Erandur would stop pathing properly
- Fixed issue where letters and notes with random encounters would appear blank
- Fixed rare issue where dialogue and shouts would improperly play
- Lydia will now offer marriage option after player purchases Breezehome in Whiterun
- Fixed issue where if player manually mined ore in Cidhna Mine, jail time would not be served
- Fixed rare issue with skills not increasing properly
- Fixed issue where the Headsman’s Axe did not gain proper buff from Barbarian perk
- In “A Night to Remember” it is no longer possible to kill Ysolda, Ennis or Senna before starting the quest
- Fixed issue with the ebony dagger having a weapon speed that was too slow
- Fixed issue with “The Wolf Queen Awakened” where backing out of a conversation with Styrr too soon would block progress
- The third level of the Limbsplitter perk now properly improves all battle axes
- Fixed a rare issue where Sanguine Rose would not work properly
- In “Tending the Flames” King Olaf’s Verse will no longer disappear from explosions
Announcement - Valve
Assassin's Creed Revelations - Gold Edition is Now Available on Steam!

The Gold Edition includes, Assassin's Creed Revelations and all 3 DLCs! Plus, the Gold Edition is the same price as Assassin's Creed Revelations when you pick it up before April 20th.

Product Release - Valve
This weekend only, save 50% on Trine 2 and 80% off the original Trine!

Trine is a fantasy action game where the player can create and use physics-based objects to beat hazardous puzzles and threatening enemies. Set in a world of great castles and strange machinery, three heroes are bound to a mysterious device called the Trine in a quest to save the kingdom from evil…

Product Release - Valve
Midnight Mysteries 4: Haunted Houdini is now available on Steam!

Harry Houdini knew he wouldn’t escape death forever. When he promised his wife that he would try to reach her from the afterlife, it was seen as the ultimate stunt But after years of séances, Bess was never able to reach Harry in this life or the next, and her spirit has come to you in a final plea to reunite her with her partner! Consult famous friends like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and rival Thurston the magician, while you solve puzzles and track Houdini’s ties to a super secret society.

Additionally, Midnight Mysteries 2 and Midnight Mysteries 3 are also now available on Steam!

Product Update - Valve
GAMEPLAY
- Added Lone Druid!
- Fixed small bug in the timing of sequential attacks.
- Lifestealer: Fixed being unable to Infest Mud Golems.
- Weaver: Fixed Time Lapse interaction with Aegis.
- Ancient Apparition: Fixed a bug where Ice Blast could get stuck on the map.
- Enabled Lycan in Captain's Mode

UI
- The top bar game timer no longer is reset when a game ends.
- Heroes in top bar now draw grayscale when dead.
- The buyback cooldown time now appears in the gold tooltip.
- The buyback cooldown now appears in the form minutes:seconds.

VISUALS
- Added a buff/debuff effect for Razor's Static Link.
- Added effect for fountain heal.
- Fixed heroes drawing parts of their models in portraits when sheeped, hexxed, etc.
- Updated the effects for Shadow Demon's Shadow Poison.
- Decreased darkness of fogged areas

BOTS
- Fixed bots being too aggressive about destroying enemy items.
- Fixed bug where bots would pick up items like Rapier or Aegis without giving humans a chance at them.
- After all humans have picked heroes, the remaining bots will now immediately pick their heroes.
- Fixed bug where bots would try to farm the same neutral camp that a human was farming.
- Added support for bots buying and placing Observer Wards:
. The more of a support a hero is, the more likely they are to buy wards.
. If they have a human teammate, they will not purchase enough wards to fully deplete the store.
. They will ward the runes, their jungle, and sometimes the enemy jungle (depending on how pushed the lanes are).
. They won't go to locations to place wards if they think it's too dangerous.
- Fixed bug that would sometimes prevent bots from defending their top/bottom lanes when the tier 3 towers/racks are gone.
- Fixed bug where if the incoming threat was small, no one would ever be a selected to defend (typically resulting in no defensive response to creeps).
Mar 28, 2012
Product Update - Valve
Clones Version 1.32 Released

- Includes German, Russian, and Polish languages available from the Options Menu
- News popup displaying Clones events and new user generated map packs
- "More Levels" button on Extras menu to allow in-game download of UGC
- Notification of new multiplayer servers via system chat message, can be disabled in the Options Menu
- Bug fix for cloning chamber tank graphic on level reload
Product Update - Valve
An update to Team Fortress 2 has been released. The update will be applied automatically when you restart Team Fortress 2. The major changes include:

  • Added daily periodic reward hats for duel wins, map stamp purchases, and gifts given
  • Updated YouTube replay publishing functionality to automatically include a link to the uploader's Steam Community profile
  • Did not update the localization files that did not need updating
  • Updated cp_gullywash_final1

    • Removed ladders that looked like they could be climbed
  • Note missed from last week's update:
    • Updated the in-game tips with community submitted versions
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Product Update - Valve
Gameplay Fixes:
- Buffed hotel profits and tourism
- Edicts with monthly/yearly upkeep are no longer free
- Fixed favored trade partner foreign relations bonus
- Private investment offers will not appear for disabled buildings
- Foreign aid given now matches the amount displayed in the notification
- Fixed some cases where citizes walk to their destination instead of taking a car
- Oil cost increase depends on the map's start year
- Weather Station chance of success depends on the workers' skill
- Weather Station properly displays and charges operation costs
- Fire Station area of effect on the Cat-In-Tree work mode increased
- Fixed Mine upgrades
- Radar Dishes on Clear the Airwaves work mode block subversive activities more efficiently
- Fixed housing quality boost of Climate Control upgrade

User Interface Fixes:
- Added option to open the almanac from a choice dialog
- Added setting for controlling scroll speed
- Mouse rollover of people in the Almanac displays their names
- Correctly display resources under embargo in the almanac
- Food-producing buildings now display exports in the info panel
- More information added to some building info panels
- Added controls for navigation to the top and bottom of the highscore list
- Fixed incorrect display of army count in some cases
- Fixed some wrong texts in respect and relation modifiers in the Almanac
- Fixed work mode names text sometimes being cut off
- Fixed a bug preventing users from removing certain building shortcuts
- Various other user interface fixes and improvements

Other Fixes:
- Fixed a rare issue causing the game to freeze shortly after loading a saved game
- Fixed performance problems in some rare circumstances
- Fixed hotkeys that didn't always work for some buildings
- Fixed battleships moving backwards
- Fixed ship sounds
- Game is no longer paused when visiting user-submitted islands
- Challenge Editor: multiple fixes and improvements
- Tropicans now enjoy even longer walks on the beach
- Added Steam Cloud support

Product Release - Valve
Age of Empires Online is Now Available and Free to Play on Steam.

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